Japanese Movies

Admission is free! Movies are screened free of charge at the Japan Information & Cultural Centre on the last Tuesday and Thursday of each month at 6pm. The dates and titles may change due to unforeseen circumstances so please contact us to confirm details.

A short video (Japan Video Topics) will be shown from 5.45pm before the feature film begins at 6pm. Admission is free of charge, bookings are not required.

Embassy and elevator access will be available from 5.30pm.

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Monthly Movies
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5:45pm Tuesday, 25th November 2014
5:45pm Thursday, 27th November 2014

Ace Attorney

(Released 2012, Japanese with English subtitles)

A live-action adaptation of a popular video game series that popularised a new gaming genre: courtroom combat. In the near future, a new judiciary system is adopted in which attorneys and prosecutors engage in head-to-head battle and verdicts are reached in three days. Genius prosecutor Miles Edgeworth, finds himself being accused of murder and rookie attorney Phoenix Wright must dig up clues from a 15 year old cold case to defeat prosecutor Manfred von Karma, who has not lost a case in 40 years.

Released: 2012. Running Time: 135mins. Rating: M. Genre: Mystery, Suspense.

Film Festivals:  Featured at the Rotterdam International Film Festival, Melbourne International Film Festival and the New York Asian Film Festival.

Director: Takashi Miike, famous for his style to push boundaries, has directed over 100 films, television shows and music videos, with his highest international acclaim being for directing  ‘13 Assassins’, shown at 20 international film festivals.

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Screening at the Japan Information and Cultural Centre.




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